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Saso's victory extends Asian dominance in women's golf

8 of the last 10 US Women's Open Championships won by players from region

Yuka Saso lifts the U.S. Women's Open trophy with her father, Masakazu Saso, after her first major tournament victory.

TOKYO -- Yuka Saso's victory at the U.S. Women's Open Championship kept the title in Asia's hands for the fifth straight year.

The Filipino-Japanese player came close to giving up the crown to Lexi Thompson, who was poised to become the first American in five years to win the U.S. Open.

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